Secretary of State John Kerry made a surprise visit to Israel today. He'll make stops in Jerusalem and the West Bank. He says there's been some progress in negotiations for a cease fire in Gaza. It's been two weeks of intense fighting as Israel tries to root out Hamas terrorists who are lobbing rockets at Israeli civilians. Israel has responded with a ground invasion of Gaza. More than 650 have died from both sides. We've got Fox team coverage.
The bodies of some of those killed in the downing of that Malaysian Airliner in Eastern Ukraine are finally out of Ukraine and headed for the Netherlands. Two aircraft carrying the corpses left eastern Ukraine. The Dutch government has declared today a day of mourning. Dutch investigators are also now on the site of the crash. All 298 aboard were killed when the plane was blown out of the sky by what are believed to be pro-Russian separatists. We're now getting reports two Ukrainian fighter jets were downed by pro-Russian separatists. So much for Russia reigning them in!
Another blow for conventional wisdom this election season. In a primary last night, Georgia Republicans handed 11-term Congressman Jack Kingston a defeat choosing instead first time politician and chicken executive David Perdue to run against Michelle Nunn for U.S. Senate in Georgia.
Jim Angle reporting today on the dueling Appeals Court Obamacare rulings we got during our hours yesterday. He'll walk us through what it could mean to the President's signature legislation.
We've got a hearing this morning into the IRS "lost" emails of former high-ranking official Lois Lerner.
1000 - Rep Jim Jordan's House Oversight sbcmt on Economic Growth, Job Creation, and Regulatory Affairs holds a hearing to examine the IRS response to congressional oversight investigations. LIVE
The Honorable John Koskinen, Commissioner Internal Revenue Service
There's also a hearing on the terrorist takeover of Iraq today we'll be covering. Jennifer Griffin reporting.
1000ET -- House Foreign Affairs hearing on "Terrorist March in Iraq: The U.S. Response." LIVE
Deputy Assistant Secretary of State for Iraq and Iran in the Bureau of Near Eastern Affairs Brett McGurk
Deputy Assistant Defense Secretary for International Security Affairs Elissa Slotkin, performing the duties of the principal deputy undersecretary for policy
And a hearing on new EPA rules on carbon emissions. Shannon Bream reporting.
0930 - Administrator Gina McCarthy testifies before the Senate Committee on Environment and Public Works on the EPA's carbon pollution standards. LIVE
We're also keeping a close eye on wildfires raging out West, the ash that's falling across the country from the many fires, the drought that's making them worse, and the extreme anti-drought measures being taken in California.
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